DirectvNow First inpressions (1 Viewer)

dplantz

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I signed up for DirectvNow this morning. It works better than Sling TV did. Stream is clear and works well on my iMac, Apple TV, and iPhone. I got it mostly for travel and to see if it could replace my DishNetwork subscription. The Apple TV app works well, but is missing a back to the last channel and forward channel button. The channel change is very fast. I need more streaming a few more channels not available and DVR for it to be a contender to replace Cable or Sat TV. Also local channels would be nice. It should take off once the DVR function and Roku support launch in 2017.
 

gadgtfreek

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Ive been on Sling TV for a month with Xbox S and Roku Ultra, and used Now for about an hour or so today on an ATV, I prefer the Sling interface and movement at this point. The ATV remote sucks.
 
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SatinKzo

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Experiencing quite a few issues, can only assume it's launch day errors but not something that should have missed by testers

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msmith198025

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Yep, as many have said in the other thread, many errors and issues.

I have no doubt they will be fixed, but most of them should have been fixed before hand.

Shaky start, and for now (and even if everything worked) I see no reason for me to choose this over vue.

Initial impression? Not impressed. I am willing to amend that as the service matures

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As I understand it locals are available in some or all o&o markets. Anyone know if that means the big3 + fox, or all locals including sub-channels??? Also, is "moving" possible? If you sign up can you state a service address and billing addy? Thanks guys....
 

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Last night I hooked up my free Apple TV I got from DIRECTV Now and watched both DIRECTV Now and Sling TV.

Watched A Christmas Story once on DIREcTV Now and again on Sling TV. The Pq was MUCH better on DIRECTV now then it was on Sling TV.


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Last night I hooked up my free Apple TV I got from DIRECTV Now and watched both DIRECTV Now and Sling TV.

Watched A Christmas Story once on DIREcTV Now and again on Sling TV. The Pq was MUCH better on DIRECTV now then it was on Sling TV.


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What do you think about the DT Now PQ vs Dish sat PQ?
 

anonymouse99

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Last night I hooked up my free Apple TV I got from DIRECTV Now and watched both DIRECTV Now and Sling TV.

Watched A Christmas Story once on DIREcTV Now and again on Sling TV. The Pq was MUCH better on DIRECTV now then it was on Sling TV.


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Thanks! PQ is a double-edged sword at least at this point with 1TB Comcast bandwidth cap.
As read in another thread, DirectTV has a higher GB rate compared to Sling so consuming more of your data allowance/quota per hour.
 

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